There have been many who claim that there has been a rise in war films in recent times and they compare it with the political climate but the fact remains that patriotism has been a running theme in Indian cinema. Hindi cinema has paid numerous homage to the country and those who’ve laid down their life for the nation. However, not many have been able to fully portray nationalism and the pain that comes with war. One such example is Sidharth Malhotra’s turn as Captain Vikram Batra (PVC) in Shershaah which is earning rave reviews. On Independence Day, we catalogue some actors who’ve done justice to these roles.
▶ Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike
Made on a budget of INR 25 crores, Uri became one of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits in the last decade. Vicky Kaushal did a fantastic job as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill.
▶ Hrithik Roshan in Lakshya
As Karan Shergill, Hrithik Roshan made Hindi cinema proud with his talent as a soldier.
▶ Akshay Kumar in Kesari
Is there anybody who doesn’t melt when Teri Mitti plays? Akshay Kumar played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, a soldier in the British Indian Army who battled 10,000 Pashtun invaders along with 21 Sikh soldiers.
▶ Manoj Bajpayee in 1971
Not many have heard of this film but Manoj Bajpayee’s portrayal of Major Suraj Singh is amazing to say the least.
▶ Rana Daggubati Kay Kay Menon in Ghazi
Ghazi wasn’t a massive hit but the film managed to tell a story that hasn’t been attempted before and Rana and Kay Kay Menon did justice to their roles.
▶ Sunny Deol, Suneil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna and the men of Border
A movie that never fails to inspire even the most hard-hearted souls, every actor in Border deserves our praise for their masterful acting.
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